Suspect Search Keeps Students Indoors

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka (WIBW) - The search for a burglary suspect kept students at two Topeka schools indoors for a while Friday afternnoon.

Topeka Police say a homeowner in the 3500 block of SW Westview interrupted a burglary around 1 pm Friday.

A USD 501 spokesperson says students at Shaner Elementary and Avondale West Elementary weren't allowed to go outside while police combed the area for the suspect. The schools were not, he said, but under complete lockdown.

The suspect is described as either a black or hispanic man in his twenties wearing a red shirt and a white bandana.

Police continue to investigate.


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